Tribute to our wedding day

by Rumour Miller on July 14, 2005

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July 14, 2001 we were married in front of 150 guests. I don’t think anything prepares you for the roller coaster of emotions leading up to that glorious day. In a New York minute, I would do it all over again. I would change nothing. I knew the minute that I met Craig that I was going to marry him. When you find that person, there are no questions, no doubts and no hesitations. I knew in a heartbeat. I was in love, I am still in love.

I loved my big day as a bride. The only day I will ever wear a white wedding gown and celebrate our love for one another surrounded by our friends and our family. I think everyone should get to enjoy that experience. Everyone should get to feel so loved, so beautiful and so very blessed. I still feel that way. Craig makes me feel that way each and every morning when he kisses me before starting our day and each and every evening when the last thing he does is kiss me before drifting off to sleep.

Craig, so handsome. I love looking at his face, at his smile and his gorgeous blue eyes. He was destined to wear a tuxedo on his own wedding day. He looked so good. He is beautiful. I only hope that I make him as happy as he makes me. That he feels as loved as I do. That was our promise to one another. To put eachother first above all others. To share in eachother’s sorrows and to celebrate eachother’s success.

My bridesmaids looked beautiful. Same dress different colours. Pink, yellow, silver, green and blue. The groomsmen were handsome. Vests to match the colours of each girls dress. Craig’s to match mine. The black and white photos, although beautiful, do not show these details.

My absolute favorite picture of us with our wedding party. I call it the “Wedding Hug” Everyone is squeezing us so tightly and smiling so nicely. It is a picture that radiates love, fun and joy all at the same time.

Our beautiful little flower girls. Looking so sweet and like little ladies. I loved the dresses that they picked out for themselves. They loved the gloves that I bought them to wear. They looked Perfect.

My mother helping me get ready. She and my sister were with me when I found my dress. My simple wedding gown. Mom wanted a dress that was puffy and said princess. I wanted a dress that I could hike up above my waist and hang upside down from the monkey bars, like I did when I was 5. Mom, I will always be your little girl.

My dad, who has taught me that courage means not being afraid to cry when your heart is breaking. My dad and I are so much alike and yet so very different. Unconditional love – means that we are comfortable enough and confident enough that we can butt heads and disagree without worrying about that love being taken away. My dad, who was too afraid of breaking down in front of 150 guests, did not speak at my wedding reception. His smiles and dancing all night long spoke volumes.

Ordering ice cream at the bridge drive inn. Our favorite ice cream spot. Could not miss the chance to stop in for a treat. Now could we?

Four years later, our wedding day is still so clear in my mind. I can remember so many details and who was there. The attendance of our family and friends is really such an important factor and one that made the day so sweet and memorable.

My cousin Tim, rest his soul, gave the toast to the bride. I am so honoured that he had such beautiful things to say about me. I am so blessed to have had you in my life. You gave so much of yourself without asking for anything in return. I miss you, Timmy.

Our parents taking an opportunity to pose together at the reception. Craig’s parents stayed with us for two weeks leading up to the wedding (they travelled about 4,000 km to be with us!).

Our wedding party serenading us with “I wish I were an Oscar Myer weiner”. If a table sang any song with the word love in it or one that was special to Craig and I, then the newlyweds stood up and kissed.

Fun games that we played at the reception and for the record, I did win. The first included questions that Craig and I had to answer without knowing what the other would be answering. “Who makes more money?”, “Who will make more money?” It is hard to tell but in this picture we both answered Craig. The question must have been, “Who does the dishes?”

Our families. “If you want to do something positive for your children,
work to improve your marriage.”
Our families are not perfect, but they are our perfect foundation for a happy, healthy marriage. Our parents have lead us by example and have taught us through the mistakes that they have made. It is up to us to learn the lesson.

It’s amazing how you can speak right to my heart
Without saying a word you can light up the dark
Try as I may I can never explain
What I hear when you don’t say a thing

The smile on your face let’s me know that you need me
There’s a truth in your eyes saying you’ll never leave me
The touch of your hand says you’ll catch me wherever I fall
You say it best, when you say nothing at all

All day long I can hear people talking out loud
But when you hold me near
You drown out the crowd
Try as they may, they can never defy
What’s been said between your heart and mine

The smile on your face let me know that you need me
There’s a truth in your eyes saying you’ll never leave me
The touch of your hand says you’ll catch me wherever I fall
You say it best, when you say nothing at all…oh

Oh, the smile on your face let’s I know that you need me
There’s a truth in your eyes saying you’ll never leave me
The touch of your hand says you’ll catch me wherever I fall
You say it best, when you say nothing at all
(Ronan Keating)

Now that I have found you, I cannot remember what life was like without you. Words cannot do justice describing the love that I have for you. I really believe my sister when she said, “God sure knew what he was doing, when he brought the two of you together”. There isn’t anything that we cannot do so long as we hold on tight to eachother. Look how far we have come.

I love you, Craig. Happy 4th Anniversary.

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Ladybug Ann July 13, 2005 at 9:13 pm

Aww, that is beautiful. Happy anniversary!

Sweet Soul July 13, 2005 at 10:53 pm

Happy Anniversary….may you live a long, wonderful life together! I love you guys!

Rumour Miller July 14, 2005 at 8:59 am

Craig is my lobster and I am his. (Pheobe from Friends)

BonnyT July 14, 2005 at 11:57 am

Happy Anniversary….your wedding photos are absolutely stunning. 🙂

CM July 14, 2005 at 5:13 pm

Yes – we truly are each other’s lobsters. Happy anniversary, baby and great job on this world-class post!

Anonymous July 14, 2005 at 7:11 pm

mom said… Nicole u always make me cry when I read your blogs..I am so happy you are happy, that was a beautiful day and yes “I cried a lot” Craig is an absolute marvel…(any one who does housework is) ha ha LOL.HAPPY ANNIVERSARY,, have a wonderful day..see u guys on saturday.

Karen July 14, 2005 at 8:03 pm

Happy Anniversary !
love is such a wonderful thing !

swimkatt July 20, 2005 at 5:42 pm

Your wedding pics are BEAUTIFUL!!! I hope it was a good one!

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